Deal Close: Highly-rated star close in completing City move, personal terms already agreed


According to reports in Mcfcwatch, Manchester City are reportedly closer to signing Monaco left back, Benjamin Mendy as it is believed the club have agreed personal terms with the player, meaning that only a fee is needed to be agreed upon by both parties.

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola is really interested in the services of the powerful defender, as the player continuously tormented his City counterparts when both teams clashed in the Champions League Round of 16 earlier in the year.

French television football show, Télefoot, reported that the club had reached personal terms with the Citizens, set for a massive playing staff overhaul as they aim to complete on all fronts last season.

Pep Guardiola suffered a baptism of fire in his first season in English football, failing spectacularly to come to terms with the demands and intensity of the league, and is now better equipped to launch an assault on the Premier League campaign as he could only manage 3rd place last season.

L’Equipe via Mcfcwatch had reported weeks ago, that the player only wants to play for Guardiola, as he believes that the former Bayern and Barcelona gaffer will help him improve as he has a knack for developing young players. Monaco are looking for premium prices for their players, as they have sold Bernardo Silva for £43m, about to sell Bakayoko and Fabinho for close to a combined £100m.

Mendy is a left back known for his power, pace and effectiveness. He is adept both defensively and offensively, and is perhaps the best crosser of the ball in Europe at the moment.

He joined the principality club last summer from Marseille, and has steadily improved under the tutelage of Leonardo Jardim, and scored once in 39 matches for the Ligue 1 club.